KDE does not startup

SnapafunFrank Frank at snapafun.co.nz
Sat Jan 22 10:29:39 GMT 2005

Achim Lehmkuhl wrote:

>Hallo Andrew!
>Here ist Achims Wife. My Man ist dead! He never can help you.
>Am Donnerstag, 20. Januar 2005 16:19 schrieb Vadim:
>>Andrew Kar wrote:
>>>On Wed, 19 Jan 2005 04:49 pm, Vadim wrote:
>>>>KDE does
>>>>not started.
>>>Boot into a console as root (put a 3 at the end of the kernel boot line ie
>>>linux 3) Then clean out everything in the /tmp folder to do with that user
>>>inclusing the dcop entry under /tmp/.ice-unix and tmp/kde-USER and
>>>mcop-USER and in the home/USER del anything like .DCOPxxxxx  .ICExxxxxx
>>>and then reboot as normal. If that fail do the same again but rename the
>>>home/USER/.kde folder and reboot so it can regenerate but you will have
>>>to redo your configs in that case.
>>i clean all tmp dirs. remove KDE dir in my home dir at all. But it does
>>not help.
>>any suggestions?
>>will kde reinstalling solve the problem?
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Not sure if my experience with kde not starting as an user ( myself in 
this case ) will help but I rebooted as another user and then :

# su

# cd /home/<your_user_name>/

# rm .ICEauthority

And the I rebooted and logged in as myself again. The .ICEauthority file 
gets remade.

I have just had to re-customize all of my kde including re-establishing 
app links I have made in the past.

So before you try this see if you can login as a different user first.

Er.... I am right now going to copy .ICEauthority to my backup directory 
so as to avoid re-customizing should this happen again.

NOTE: I fixed things without having to do a re-install of Mandrake10.0 
Official. Try that in Windows!

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